For 19 years CISSE has supported Cyber Security educators, researchers and practitioners in their efforts to improve curricula and foster discussion of current & emerging trends. Please submit your unpublished original paper in the field of Cyber Security / Information Assurance with a focus on education.

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Academic Papers

If your paper is chosen for presentation at our conference it will also be published in our Journal, The Proceedings of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education. Check out last year’s edition at, it is available as an e-book and softcover book.

All submissions must be anonymized to allow for double-blind reviewing. Authors are expected to make a good faith effort to make their submissions geographically and institutionally anonymous and should not identify themselves either explicitly or by implication (e.g., through references or acknowledgments). Submissions violating formatting or anonymization instructions will be returned without review.

Papers on original unpublished results may be at most 10 pages in length (single-column, single-spacing, at least 11 point font, with reasonable margins, including figures, tables, and references). Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and it will be required that at least one of the authors register and attend the conference to present the paper.

Chair: Daniel Shoemaker

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
Academic paper submission via

Student Papers

In the above areas of focus

Criteria for eligibility-All the following criteria must be met:

  • Submitting author must opt-in to the competition during the regular submission process and follow all the instructions provided on the submission site.
  • The presenting author must be an undergraduate or graduate student of an educational institution of collegiate grade who is devoting more than half-time to studies within the institution, at the time the paper was written.
  • The paper must be submitted and accepted during the regular call for papers process
  • Student must present the paper during the conference.
  • One lucky Student Paper will be selected for the Erich Spengler Student Cyber Paper-award! The awardee will receive free registration, plus a travel and hotel stipend.

Chair: Susanne Wetzel

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
Student paper submission via

Round Table

Works in progress/discussion papers - time allotment for this has been expanded during the conference and will be held in multiple sessions

We will also provide opportunities for discussion of research under development or novel ideas. Submissions in this category will be reviewed for relevance of content. However they will not be subject to the same stringent reviews as the paper submissions. These papers may focus on technology, theories, trends or topics of interest for faculty and should be between 500-600 words in "Word" format.

Accepted work in this category will be presented in a "round-robin" Round Table format. Open dialogue and feedback will be facilitated by a formally designated discussant/coordinator at each table. The intention is to help presenters focus and refine their prospective work for development into subsequent paper presentations at CISSE, or other conferences. Accepted work in this category will not be published in the conference proceedings.

Chair: Daniel Shoemaker, Tanya Zlateva

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
Round Table submission via

Poster Sessions

Faculty, Researchers & Students Only

Faculty, Students and Researchers are invited to submit requests for the poster sessions. Poster sessions are non-commercial presentations of topics of interest to the community. The goal of the poster session is to stimulate conversations in the community. Posters present an opportunity to contribute to the conversation without the full process of formal review and the topic and time constraints of formal papers and conference sessions.

Chair: Daniel Shoemaker

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
Poster submission via


At least one award will be made in each category. The awards will be presented during the CISSE 20th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.

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